Mt. Vernon is an alternative school with the capacity to serve ninety 6th through 8th grade mild to moderate at-risk students. Approximately 15 percent of these are identified as special education students receiving additional consultative and resource services.

Our mission is to provide all students an opportunity to succeed in character development and academics while becoming more responsible and productive citizens equipped for future challenges.

There are three programs on the Mt. Vernon campus that are each designed to address a variety of student needs.  The Mt. Vernon Middle School program for at-risk middle school students, the Boosters acceleration program, and the Bridges program for Kindergarten through 5th grade.


NC Theatre for Change Workshop for 6th Graders

Actors from the NC Theatre for Change performed for 6th graders to teach them the consequences of alcohol abuse.  They did two skits that allowed students to see the impact that peer pressure, both positive and negative, have on decision making.  Students were able to ask the characters questions to gain more insight into the …

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Spotlight on Student and Lassiter Award

WCPSS Spotlight on Students and Employee Excellence Awards

Collins Mamboleo was nominated, along with Oscar Herrera, for the WCPSS Spotlight on Student Award.  The staff voted and selected Collins to represent Mt. Vernon Middle School for this honor.  He was recognized at the school board meeting Tuesday, March 31.  Below is the submission for the award. “Collins demonstrates a love of learning and …

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Career Day

Career Day was held Wednesday, March 18th. Students heard presentations from twelve different presenters including Harris Barber College, the State Employees Credit Union, Duke Energy, WCPSS, Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh Fire Department, and the College Foundation of North Carolina.  

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Mt. Vernon Celebrates Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.  Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point! …

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